Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2017 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel
It Was All A Dream...

Professor Walton

The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture emphasizes the continuing struggle for civil rights. This year lecture was provided by Professor Jonathan L. Walton with a keynote address entitled "It Was All A Dream..." This lecture examined the role of faith and moral imagination in the ethical thought and public protests of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Social ethicist and scholar of American religions Jonathan L. Walton is the Plummer
Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Pusey Minister in Harvard’s
Memorial Church. He is also a professor of religion and society on the faculty of divinity.
Professor Walton’s research addresses the intersections of religion, politics and media culture. He has published widely in scholarly journals such as Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
And his book Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism (NYU Press, 2009) disrupts commonly held assumptions that associate evangelical broadcasting with white, conservative evangelical communities, while illumining the ways televangelists’ professed aims are frustrated by their hyper‐mediated methods.
Professor Walton’s work and insights have been featured in several national and
international news outlets including the New York Times, CNN and the BBC. In July The New York Times published his article, “Split-Second Decisions that Leave Black and Brown People Dead”. 
Walton earned his PhD and master of divinity degrees from Princeton Theological
Seminary. And the Atlanta native graduated from Morehouse College with a BA in
political science. Walton was an assistant professor of religious studies at the
University of California, Riverside prior to joining the faculty of Harvard Divinity School.
This events was sponsored by the Chaplains Office, Diversity Center, Peace Studies Program, President's Office, and Target.

Watch the lecture.

Class Modification Schedule
Classes that normally meet at or after 10:30 a.m. will start (and end) one hour later than they normally would. Thus, classes that begin at 10:30 AM will start at 11:30 a.m., classes beginning at 11:30 a.m. will begin at 12:30 p.m., and so on.